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14 Oct 2019

Syrian forces move into Kurdish-held territory as Turkish offensive continues

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Syrian troops have begun moving into Kurdish-held territory in the country’s north east, as Turkey and its allies continue their offensive, insisting they are countering an “imminent terrorist threat”.

In the face of a growing international outcry, Turkey’s President Erdogan insisted his troops would “finish what we started”.

Dozens of civilians have been killed on both sides and around 160,000 people have fled their homes.